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Saturday, November 02, 2013

Looking back


This morning.


Somewhere down the street.


Alzina Building.





* Status update on my travels through the Affordable Healthcare Act application process:

  • Registration successful. Check.
  • Getting my identity verified because there's a problem with my name. Pending since October 21, 2013. (Message to future parents: Make it easy on your kids by using the name you give them, or give them a name you and they will use.)

* The Obamacare sabotage campaign:

To the undisputed reasons for Obamacare’s rocky rollout — a balky website, muddied White House messaging and sudden sticker shock for individuals forced to buy more expensive health insurance — add a less acknowledged cause: calculated sabotage by Republicans at every step.
That may sound like a left-wing conspiracy theory — and the Obama administration itself is so busy defending the indefensible early failings of its signature program that it has barely tried to make this case. But there is a strong factual basis for such a charge.

* Something needs to be done, but I cringe at the thought of creating a new bureaucracy to check out an old bureaucracy. But, maybe that's all we know how to do: To establish a commission or task force to evaluate the backlog of disability claims of the Department of Veterans Affairs (H.R. 2189; 113th Congress).

* The Vinyl Diaries: Last Thoughts (for Lou Reed).

* Pete Lit on Lou Reed. Beautiful.

* It seems so strange..................

Posted by Marie at November 2, 2013 7:57 PM